Cloud-Based Efficiency for Drug Dispensing

by RaeAnne Marsh

Healthcare_Cubex_corporate-wallInnovating the management of dispensing pharmaceuticals in healthcare-related business, Phoenix-based Cubex has created a cloud-based program that CEO Anton Visser likens to “a smart vending machine.”

Cubex’s proprietary myQLink software helps customers automate the manual processes associated with supply and pharmacy management. Rather than relying on hardwire-dependent systems and manually maintained logs of activity, Cubex’s system maintains a tracking record of who went into the system; what medication was taken, how much and for whom; and how much of that medication remains in the inventory. And, says Visser, “When inventory levels reach a critical low point, it can automatically re-order from the supplier of [the customer’s] designation.”

Increased security is inherent, as only authorized personnel can access items inside the dispensing device, and there can be varying levels of authorization per patient. Explains Visser, “A person can only get an item if he’s granted access by the system administrator. For instance, a nursing assistant might not be able to get pharmacy items.” Proactive rather than reactive, myQLink requires the activity be documented first in order for the medication to be accessed.

The program is designed for medical, dental and veterinary facilities as well as nursing homes, surgery centers and emergency medical services such as airlift companies. The commonality among these businesses, Visser notes, is their business processes. “They need to track based on DEA regulations and narcotics.”

Founded in 2008, Cubex has expanded its business to eight international markets, including the UK and Australia. Visser’s strategy has been to partner with others that serve the same customers — other software providers, pharmacy providers, medical-supply providers — to bring Cubex’s solution to that common customer. “Our solution benefits all three of those parties,” Visser says.

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